Graduate School

Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students 2017 - 2018

Below are professional development (PD) opportunities for graduate students.  GAs meeting PD requirements may use one of these opportunities or submit an alternative prior to the event for PD per-approval.

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Tuesday, October 24

BIG DATA: What is it and what does it mean to you?

4:00 pm in Business Administration Building, room 130.

From Facebook and Google to the United States Internal Revenue Service, data is constantly being collected on you. The phrase “if you are not paying for the product, you are the product” has never been more true than it is today.  Examine “behind the scenes” database processing and how it produces relationships that public and private sectors can use to predict human behavior. Presented by Dr. Joe West, the Director of the UNCP’s Master of Public Administration program.

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Wednesday, September 27

Leading Nowhere: The Farce and Futility of Global Action on Climate Change

3:40 in the UC Annex.

Presented by: Dr. Oren Cass, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Reception following presentation.

UNCP School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series

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Monday, September 25

Dr. Carter Meland

6:00 pm, Museum of the Southeast American Indian (Old Main)

Dr. Carter Meland, of White Earth Anishinaabe heritage, has PhD in American Studies and has taught in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus since the fall of 1999. He is the author of several books including the recently published Stories for a Lost Child.

Native American Speakers Series

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Saturday, September 16

Graduate Research and Writing Academy

9:00 am to 12:00 noon; Business Administration Building (BA 103B and 106)

Official Graduate School Professional Development opportunity